ST. CHARLES — When I visited St. Charles West High School, a topic came up that I had completely overlooked: Many teachers told me they had at least one student in their classes who is homeless. They also said many of their students would rather go hungry in the school's large and well-stocked cafeteria because they don't want classmates to know that they receive free or reduced-price lunches.
St. Charles West High School and socioeconomics
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